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, the government launched a massive new program to get americans to clean out their medicine cabinets. here's t.j. winnick. >> reporter: america's fastest growing drug problem doesn't involve cartels or drug wars. it's as close as your medicine cabinet. >> kids are having parties now days where that's the topic of the party is prescription drugs. >> reporter: outside of seattle, nine teens wound up in the hospital this past week after antidepressants and painkillers were passed around as a school bus stop. in philadelphia last summer, an 18-year-old accidentally overdosed on painkillers. >> someone gave him additional pain medication from their own medicine cabinet that tragically ended my son's life. >> reporter: this time, for the first time, the dea made a push to empty out the medicine cabinets, setting up 4,000 dropoff points across the country. >> take the labels off, make sure there's nothing on there. >> reporter: no questions asked. tell me what you brought down here. >> i think codeine, two things of codeine. >> reporter: laurie told you she had these bottles for 30 years. >> i just pus
that in the trash. >> interesting. t.j. winnick, thank you very much. >>> and on a very much lighter note right now, new york governor david paterson has, as you may know, repeatedly been the butt of jokes on "saturday night live." last night, he was out for comic revenge. cast member fred armisen was imitating the governor, who is legally blind, and that's when paterson showed up on stage. >> working in albany is just like watching "saturday night live." there are a lot of characters, it's funny for ten minutes and then you just want it to be over. >> reporter: paterson also made light of his blindness, wandering aimlessly in front of the camera alongside fred armisen at the end of the sketch. >>> coming up next, the newest fad in locally grown food. eggs, from chickens -- in your backyard. ckyard. but a rethink. with lunesta. lunesta is thought to interact with gaba receptors associated with sleep. lunesta helps you get the restful sleep you need. lunesta has some risk of dependency. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving or enga
an extraordinary survivor. t.j. winnick has that story. >> reporter: at first glance, this pear tree looks like all the rest in this nursery. but look a little closer, and its scars hint at an incredible journey. one that began nine years ago. in the days after september 11th, rescue workers were in a race against time to find survivors. this tree, bent and broken, was pulled out from under 12 feet of rubble. but it spring a small branch, willing itself to survive. richie has been nursing the tree back to health from the beginning. >> when we saw the tree come up, it looked like a wounded soldier. >> reporter: it became known as the survivor tree. serving as an inspiration for those who escaped ground zero. >> people want to be part of it. they want to hug this tree, because they're survivors. >> reporter: soon, it will return home when it is replanted this november at what will be the national september 11th memorial and me suuseum. the first trees were planted here two weeks ago. in the end, 416 in all. all of them, white oaks like these right here, except for one. the survivor tree. >> be able t
.n. general assembly. and this latest plea follows the release of hiker sarah shourd. t.j. winnick has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the attorney for the three hikers told abc news now that shourd has been released, he is confident her two companions will soon be next. it was a much-anticipated and loving reunion at the oman airport. freed on a $500,000 bail, sarah shourd is headed back to the united states after 14 months in an iranian prison. >> i want to really offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all of the governments, all of the people that have been involved. >> reporter: the only contact with the outside world during her confinement came in may. a brief tearful visit with her mother. a mother who now says her daughter is sick with a potentially precancerous condition. >> i especially, particularly, want to address president ahmadinejad and all of the iranian officials and thank them for the humanitarian gestures. i'm grateful and i'm very humbled. >> reporter: despite her release, her fiance shane bauer and josh fattal remain behind bars. they were accused of bein
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